Georgia's Online Cancer Information Center

Advocacy

Georgia CORE leads statewide advocacy efforts to promote equity in cancer care, funding and policy. Though specific legislation we follow may change from year to year, one very important issue we're always advocating for is the Designation of additional Tobacco Settlement Funds for cancer care and research. 

  • In 1998, Georgia entered into a settlement agreement with tobacco manufacturers that provided for annual payments to the State in perpetuity, the intent of which was to help states address and prevent the harmful health effects of tobacco use.
  • In 2001, Georgia dedicated 27% of its tobacco settlement funds to cancer-specific activities.
  • In 2019, Georgia dedicated only 9% to cancer-specific activities.

We respectfully request that more of these funds be designated for screening Georgians for lung, colorectal, breast, prostate, and cervical cancer.

Georgia CORE also follows legislation in the U.S. Congress and communicates with Georgia’s congressional delegation about issues impacting cancer research funding, Medicare and Medicaid coverage for cancer treatments, and healthcare policy effecting cancer patients and survivors.

CAN you spend some time advocating for cancer patients and survivors?

Together with our Georgia Cancer Control Consortium (GC3) partners, Georgia CORE has formed the Georgia Cancer Control Advocacy Network (GCCAN) of survivors and others who care deeply about cancer prevention and early detection for all Georgians. GCCAN is made up of people willing to contact elected officials -- the Governor, your local Congressperson or legislator, etc. -- when there is a need for support for cancer control or survivorship initiatives.

Find out more and how you can join.>>

Last Updated: 3/31/2022 2:58:23 PM

About Us

Georgia CORE announces the first annual Phillip H. Street Cancer Community Service Award and the 2023 Matt Mumber M.D. Award for Excellence in Cancer

After a months-long nomination and selection process, Georgia CORE is pleased to announce Tiah Tomlin-Harris the winner of the first award given in honor of the late Phillip Street. Together with CPNG, Georgia CORE also has awarded the 2023 Matt Mumber M.D. Award for Excellence in Cancer Patient Navigation to Emily Beard of Northside Hospital

12/06/2022

Announcing the Trailblazers!

Georgia CORE presents the 20 Trailblazers and 26 Innovators who will be recognized in February at Georgia CORE's 20th anniversary gala, "A Toast to the Trailblazers."

12/15/2022

 About

Georgia CORE's FY22 Annual Report

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11/15/2022

 About

Disparities in Cancer Clinical Trials Summit

On Sept. 30, Georgia's cancer experts shared advice and experiences with oncology providers, patient navigators and research managers - all to provide new ways to diversify participation in clinical trials. See scenes from the summit >>

10/25/2022

Georgia CORE

 

Advancing Cancer Care through Partnerships and Innovation

Georgia CORE is a statewide nonprofit that leverages partnerships and innovation to attract more clinical trials, increase research, and promote education and early detection to improve cancer care for Georgians in rural, urban, and suburban communities across the state.